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The German Renaissance kitchen as depicted in Balthasar Staindl's Ein künstlich vnd nützlichs Kochbuch [An Artful and Useful Cookbook], first printed at Augsburg in 1544. COURTESY OF HANS WEISS. ROUGHWOOD COLLECTION.

The German Renaissance kitchen as depicted in Balthasar Staindl's Ein künstlich vnd nützlichs Kochbuch [An Artful and Useful Cookbook], first printed at Augsburg in 1544. COURTESY OF HANS WEISS. ROUGHWOOD COLLECTION.

An old woman whipping her cat for catching mice on a Sunday, from a collection of chapbooks on esoterica, c14th-c17th (woodcut)

An old woman whipping her cat for catching mice on a Sunday, from a collection of chapbooks on esoterica, (woodcut)

just another of those cats that "lick your face and/but scratch your face" -- there's a lot of them about, just can't remember where this one comes from, but obviously it's a Dutch print and dated 1558

Dutch woodcut dated 1558 illustrating the popular proverb, "Beware the cat that licks your face then scratches your back"

Man with a cat hat - reading with a cat (BnF, lat. 1393, early 16th c.)  Loving cats is universal. However, not everyone has a hat specially made for the occasion, like this medieval reader. Such entertaining marginal scenes are quite common in medieval books. This cat scene was likely meant to bring a smile to the beholder’s face. Mission accomplished!

Man with a cat hat - reading with a cat (BnF, lat.) "Loving cats is universal. However, not everyone has a hat specially made for the occasion, like this medieval reader. Such entertaining marginal scenes are quite common in medieval books.